Thursday, March 11, 2010

Moron of the Day: Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn)

New York states Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has introduced a bill in the New York State Assembly to ban salt. In everything sold in a restaurant.

"No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises," the bill, A. 10129 , states in part.
Salt is essential to our health. So why does Ortiz propose to ban it? Ortiz explains:

Ortiz admits that prior to introducing the bill he did not research salt’s role in food chemistry, its effect on flavor or his bill’s ramifications for the restaurant industry. He tells me he was prompted to introduce the bill because his father used salt excessively for many years, developed high blood pressure and had a heart attack.
This is, of course a Democrat's substitute for actual thinking.

I think this particular moron of the day award is particularly well-deserved.

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